TLDR

The quickest, easiest way to share articles with friends

#2 Product of the DayDecember 10, 2017

A mobile app for keeping a pulse of what's happening in the 🌎 through your friends' commentary. Send and receive articles alongside 120 character comments (tl;drs). Save articles to read during your commute 🚍 or on the toilet 🚽 or read the gists from your lock screen--no need to open the app.

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Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Creative application of force touch to read an article without having to unlock and open the app. What's next on the roadmap, @brandonhill?
Brandon HillMaker@brandonhill · Founder @ Greo
@rrhoover Thank you! We're thinking our next tasks, are a) better in-app education about how things work, b) making it easier for people to filter the news they care about from their friends and b) make it easier for you to respond to people who send you tldrs. What do you think were the most confusing or lacking parts of the app @rrhoover?
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@brandonhill force touch is a clever gesture but not very discoverable. Although that's a limitation of the OS.
Kevin Suttle@kevinsuttle · Professional nobody
Was interested until I was greeted with a singular ‘Login with Facebook’ button.
Brandon HillMaker@brandonhill · Founder @ Greo
@kevinsuttle Thanks for sharing. What did you want/what did you expect the experience to be?
Kevin Suttle@kevinsuttle · Professional nobody
@brandonhill To be able to sign up with email, and at least see what the product can do first-hand.
Bob Williams@igamebank · Principal/RMW/igamebank
@brandonhill @kevinsuttle Twitter or Gmail would be worth consideration, my hope is that products like this move people away from Facebook, so linking it to FB almost feels counterintuitive.
Brandon HillMaker@brandonhill · Founder @ Greo
Hey PH, Brandon from TLDR here! My team and I are recent college grads and have been frustrated the past several months that there’s no quality place to go online to have a discussion about real issues—like immigration, tech news, misogyny in media, etc. TLDR is our second product attempt at making something that works for us. TLDR (short for “too long, don’t read”) is an instant, easy way to keep a finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the 🌍 through what your friends are reading in the news. Here’s what it’s about: ✏️ Instantly and easily share a news article (or any URL really) to friends from Safari or within the app ✏️ Write a 120 character comment or summary about the link so people can get the gist quickly ✏️ Save articles your friends send you for reading later while you’re on the go or just chilling out Why TLDR? ✊🏾 Better than sharing articles on Twitter or Facebook because it’s clutter-free and troll-free ✊🏾 Better than GroupMe or iMessage because you can easily keep track of the links that you’ve sent and received ✊🏾 Better than Pocket because, let’s be honest, no one goes back to read their Pocket articles Thanks for reading and we’d love your support! Product is very very early, but if you’re not embarrassed by the first thing you launch you launched too late. I’m around to answer questions and would appreciate any feedback 🙏🏾
David Carpe@passingnotes · Thinker & Layabout
really like the idea - might be nice to add category icons when sharing (politics, entertainment, sports, etc) and also a tone emoji (angry, funny, etc) - again, if it’s people you know, then such visual annotations might be quite useful
Brandon HillMaker@brandonhill · Founder @ Greo
@passingnotes Nice suggestions! What impact would categories and tone emojis have for you?
Gaurav Sharma@gaurav_sharma11 · Entrepreneur
Quite an useful app @brandonhill Keep up the good work!